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Federal (USV)

Private

Wilson Cogger

Home State: Minnesota

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Minnesota Infantry

Before Antietam

He was in Company H, 1st Minnesota Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862, but was thought killed there.

The rest of the War

He walked off the field and headed north, eventually working at a mill in Pennsylvania. He enlisted in Company E, 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry on 5 August 1863 under the name William Champion and served until honorably discharged on 20 February 1864.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1.

Notes

1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 151  [AotW citation 17060]